mangalore today

Consumer laws awareness, a vital need

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Mar 21, 2019: Speaking after inaugurating the World Consumers Day progarmme, organised by the district administration in association with zilla panchayat and Food and Civil Supplies department, Food and Civil Supplies Dy Director Dr L Nagaraj stressed all types of consumers need to be aware of the frauds before buying anything.


 Consumer Court Redressal Forum President C V Shobha said there was a need to create awareness on the laws meant for the protection of consumers.

The consumers who are the victims of fraud should come forward to register a complaint for the justice. She said as the demand increases, the production of goods increase and the consumers should be cautious while choosing the goods and selecting the manufacturers.

She elaborated on the intricacies of the Food Conservation Act, Sale of Goods Act, Contract Act, Food Adulteration Act among others, that were introduced in US. These laws have the history that dates back to several decades and former US president John Kennedy emphasised on these acts to ensure justice to the consumers.

Shobha urged the consumers to be aware of the warranty and expiry period. The senior citizens should also be aware of certain important aspects on services rendered to them, many aspects exist.